Production Planner/Scheduler is a diverse position covering the planning, scheduling,
Releasing, and tracking of workflow from the engineering department and through the
Manufacturing department. This position receives drawing packages and requisitions from
Engineering personnel, adds planning data, enters the packages into the company MRP
System, copies, assembles, distributes, and further prepares drawing packets for manufacture.
This position will be the focal point in creating a production scheduling system. The
Production Planner creates, tracks, and reports on the current production status of released
Components. This position functions as a liaison between Engineering, Purchasing,
Manufacturing and Shipping/Receiving departments. It is a focal point among all departments
To effectively communicate and help meet project requirements.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES, GOALS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
a. Function as the focal point in creating a production schedule using the
Best combination of Visual Manufacturing MRP system, Excel, and Access. The
Production schedule's purpose is to provide a means to track and manage daily
Manufacturing workload, provide feedback to engineering on in-house vs. subcontracted
Manufacturing hours, and provide regular reporting on manufacturing
Status. The production schedule will provide an in-depth audit on production
Requirements, manufacturing capacity, schedule, and workforce size.
b. Monitors, analyzes, and reports performance to schedule of production activities
Utilizing information derived from material and production control systems.
c. Coordinate with project managers and production to sequence manufacturing,
Assembly and installation.
d. Assist the manufacturing department to actively manage the production
e. Research and assign manufacturing times and due dates on parts as needed
And document during the releasing process.
f. Coordinate with departments and project managers as needed to identify and
Resolve issues regarding budget and delivery.
g. Monitor quality, service, and delivery issues, and take corrective actions as
h. Identify and resolve supplier and internal errors that result in budget or schedule
i. Provide continual improvement of the planning and reporting processes.
j. Participate in project milestone meetings.
a. Analyze project information and requests received from engineering personnel
Via an engineering-change-notice, then effectively communicate the
Requirements to purchasing and manufacturing personnel.
b. Accurately maintain part-master database in ANF MRP system
c. Correctly assess whether required parts can be issued from Finished Goods
Inventory, should be manufactured in-house, or sub-contracted to outside
Vendors. For parts sub-contracted to outside vendors, estimate the amount of in-house
Manufacturing hours and costs to be converted to vendor dollars.
d. Accurately develop and maintain complex master bills-of-material, and work
Order bills-of-material (as-builts).
e. Research order and delivery discrepancies and resolve MRP related issues.
Take appropriate corrective actions to prevent similar issues.
f. Reproduce drawings and assemble drawing packets complete with work-order
Router (traveler), completion dates, and instructions for subsequent operations.
g. Distribute assembled drawing packages and engineering-change-notices among
h. Routine clerical duties to support department activities and equipment. May
Include supervision of others performing these duties.
i. Stay informed of current projects, manufacturing workload, and manufacturing
j. Function as the focal point to move towards a more efficient system of entering
Engineering releases. The goal is continual improvement of the processes being
a. Coordinate and manage special projects as required.
b. Oversee assistants as required by department structure and workload.
c. Occasionally visit customers' sites to present capabilities and to gather
Information on projects.
d. Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and ethics codes and ensure that
They are communicated and implemented within each project.
e. Assist with recruitment activities as needed to support company objectives.
f. Assist with the development, documentation, and implementation of
Procedures and standards.
g. Follow ISO9001 quality standards.
h. Perform other duties as assigned to insure the success of projects, individuals,
And the company.
a. A four year degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, or a
Technical field along with 5+ year's experience in planning/scheduling. 10+ years
Of related experience and proven performance in a manufacturing environment
May be acceptable in lieu of a degree.
b. Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, and thorough. A versatile, self-starter
With a positive attitude, who is cautiously assertive?
c. Ability to modulate with a dynamic workload: From heavy multi-tasking during
Peak workloads - to much focused, detail-oriented work during critical projects
d. Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills are
e. Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others with exceptional interpersonal
f. Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a
g. Ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project
h. Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of individuals and overall
I. Work ethics that complement the companies long standing culture of high integrity
Throughout all areas of internal and external business activity.
j. Willing to put in extra effort and hours as needed.
k. Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.
l. Competent with computer software such as, AutoCAD, Microsoft office (Word,
Excel Access, PowerPoint, and MS Project).
m. Knowledge of Visual Manufacturing or other MRP/ERP systems.
n. Experience working within an ISO quality plans a plus.
o. Must be capable of lifting 15 pounds while standing, bent 45deg at the waist.